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Book Club 2010

It has been a good ‘reading’ year for me. I managed to read a little over 1 novel a month. Good improvement from the year 2009, in which I only managed to read 9 books. Here is the list of books I’ve read throughout the year 2010…

1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold

2. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult

3. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Aherns

4. Ford County Stories by John Grisham

5. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

6. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung

7. Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind by Loung Ung

8. One for My Baby by Tony Parson

9. Mercy by Jodi Picoult

10. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

11. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

12. You Gotta Have Balls by Lily Brett

13. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

14. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami


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Alright. I know it’s already more than 2 weeks past the new year but I’ve been busy, OK? Then again, I think it was more of denial. Denial that another year has whizzed by and it is once again the time to reflect on the past year and plan for the new year ahead. As CN- mentioned to me recently, perhaps we have grown older and realised that some things just cannot be changed no matter how hard we try.

2010 has been a year of ups and downs. In fact, every year has been a year of ups and downs. How cliche can I get. However, here are a few things I’ve learnt over the past 1 year…

1. Shit still happens all the time.

2. It is really difficult to get out of bed every morning if you hate the job you are currently doing.

3. It never hurts to be nice to people.


A few things I’ve started to realise are…

1. I’m sick of sleeping over at the hospital when I’d rather be sleeping in my own comfy bed.

2. I hate it when my phone rings every 5 minutes when I’m on-call.

3. I think that I need to find a field where I no longer have to do active calls.

In summary, I found that I was majorly burnt out by work, and have lost all interest in the specialty which I once was so passionate about. The main reasons for the burnout are the constant lack of manpower, complicated work politics as well as the crazy load of patients in my current workplace. Therefore in this new year, I aim to either change my work environment, or gain superhuman strength to make work at my current workplace a piece of cake. Hah.


I shall not even bother to analyze if I had fulfilled last year’s resolutions as I’m sure the answer is all too obvious. So let’s just move on to the next part.

And now, drumrolls please…


1. Continue to eat more vegetables and drink more water to avoid constipation.

2. Return to God, to pray and read the Bible everyday.

3. To be less messy and tidy my desk/room/house more often.

GO 2011! 😀

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